Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

AutoFlick: a study of whales and cigarettes that became a novel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 121,530. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
AutoFlick is a first-person narrative about the coming-of-age of a 16-year-old boy in 1968. The first part of the story unfolds as the narrator and his father track people who throw cigarettes from their cars. In the second part, 34 years later, the narrator resumes the project with his own son.
Fighting Against Gravity
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,900. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2016 by Michelkin Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
All he ever wanted was to feel normal. Meet Londres Leon, a child born on a stormy, chaotic night where tragedy follows tragedy. As Londres grows up, the chaos only gets worse. It's more than a coming of age story. It's more than an adventure. It's more than you can ever imagine. It's a story of struggle, heartache, and tragedy with a surprise ending you have to read to believe.
At Bobby Trivette's Grave
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,750. Language: American English. Published: June 19, 2016 by Rebel ePublishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
When you slam the door shut on your boyfriend’s pleas you don’t expect to never see him again. A simple silly argument, you expect to get past it. You expect to love, to fight, to make up and love some more. You’re young and there’s plenty of joy to come.
The Paddy Stories: Book One
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,150. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Blind Paddy Flynn, orphaned at 8, travels from Philadelphia to California in 1947 to live with his aunt and uncle. He’s soon reunited with Lucy, his special friend from Philadelphia. With his loving nature, courage, and can-do spirit, Paddy brings joy and inspiration to many others and even stands up to bullies. But how will he adjust to life at a school for the blind? To be continued in Book Two.
Leviathan's War
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,250. Language: American English. Published: June 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
After surviving a car crash, Rock Island, Illinois teenager Levi Strauss undergoes an unprecedented and unexplainable change: His body cannot be damaged, and he has nearly limitless supernatural strength and endurance. Resolving to become the world's first superhero, he puts on a ski mask and heads to Chicago to fight crime on the streets while conversing with his family back home.
The Grindstone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,170. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » USA
Growing up can be hard. Add emotional and learning disabilities in an unsympathetic, small Arizona town in the 1950s, and it’s a real grind. Tommy Lerner’s family is very supportive, but they have their own challenges of poverty and a mixed marriage. Then there is Frank Lerner’s deep, dark secret …. Success against the odds requires courage, determination and faith. And love – lots of love.
Miffed and Peeved in the U.K.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,300. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016 by Weasel Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
This is a parody of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing. In 1987, Shaggy ventures off to discover what lies at the heart of the British disease during Thatcher’s right wing reign.
Entanglement
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,780. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016 by velvetmorningpress. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
1990s Hollywood, two unlikely friends, one dangerous relationship...Socially awkward 21-year-old Greta moves in with her best friend Daphne, a troubled young woman with an abusive past. The glamorous Daphne teaches Greta how to wear stilettos, tame her wild hair, and navigate L.A. nightlife. Daphne is determined to make it big, and she drags an unwilling Greta into the limelight with her.
Horses for Sale, a Miranda and Starlight Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,620. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Will sixteen-year-old Miranda Stevens make it as a horse rancher while struggling with the demands of high school, the tragedies of life, and affairs of the heart? She's giving it her best shot, but she's not above making bad decisions and reaping the consequences.
To My Daughter, Book One
Price: Free! Words: 57,310. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Susie, of Shaina Richmond's "Safe With Me" series, writes a journal to her soon-to-be-born daughter. Susie was fifteen years old when her mother passed away. Five years later, she learned that her paternity was a lie. Motivated by the recent loss of a friend, Susie starts a journal with the hope that, in the unfortunate case of her own untimely passing, her precious daughter will know her truth.
The Muse: Coming of Age in 1968
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 147,640. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016 by Bliss-Parsons Institute. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
True Love, True Art, True Inspiration. 1968 was a time of change and turmoil for the world, and for a young man awakening to his Life and to his Art. With a little help from his friends, mentors, and lovers, he just might make it. Follow DH as he finds the confidence and inspiration to take the next step. Discover the adventures, aspirations, and fantasies of a young man Coming of Age in 1968.
The Canyon House
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 83,680. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016 by Pen-L Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Even the most beautiful summer can turn dark and cold in a moment. For nine-year-old tomboy Poppy, moving to the wilderness of the canyon and the ramshackle house was a dream come true. But as the temperature dropped and the dark clouds rolled over the canyon walls, she couldn't have foreseen the secrets that should have been shared or the life-and-death events that would unfold.
Two Sisters Times Two
Price: Free! Words: 104,630. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
What happens when you take two sisters stuck in middle age and join them with two sisters struggling to enter adulthood and stir them all together in the cauldron of life's trials? This novel picks up the story of Brooke and Leah Fulcher now in their fifties and adds Jodie and Penni, Brooke's daughters, to their mix, creating emotional entanglements beyond the sum of those parts.
Fleeing the Sharks: A Cuban Family Story
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,060. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
On January 8, 1959, Fidel Castro leads his forces through the streets of Havana. Thousands of Cubans cheer him on and dream of a better life. No one is more excited than 14-year-old Francisco. He makes his way through the crowd to come face-to-face with his new hero. A short 20 months later, Francisco fears for his life and must leave his family, country and culture.
Reflections: A Story of Friendship
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,370. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
It is the 25th April 1919 and Captain Christopher Murphy has been invited back to his old school, Guildale College, to deliver an address in the first year of peace after The Great War. When he arrives at East Guildale railway station, which is adjacent to the school, a flood of memories come rushing back. He now knows what he must say and walks to the school to deliver his address.
Boy Lips Boy Breath
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,610. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2016 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
This collection of Luke Hartwell's short stories--Jimmy, Michael, Nothing Strikes Back!, and Toller--showcases his ability to create intriguing characters then tell their stories in a voice so accurate readers are transported.
Billy in the Lowground
Price: $3.97 USD. Words: 50,000. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016 by Pen-L Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The vast blue sky. The endless flow of pristine waters. The days of summer that seem to have no end. All this belongs to Scotlin Bright as he gallops from one adventure to the next with no thought of tomorrow. Tomorrow is for grown-ups. Today belongs to Scotlin. But his happiness is harshly interrupted when Scotlin learns he must soon leave the river to take his place working his father's farm.
Gaijin, Vol. I
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,850. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jade Leigh doesn't even know you, but he probably hates you already. He never wanted to move here in the first place, so what does he care if people don't like him? Unfortunately, his bad attitude matters way more than Jade wants to admit, and the neighborhood delinquent is about to enlighten him.
Tutus & Cowboy Boots (Part 2)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,950. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
After an eventful Christmas break, Cadence Lewis is shaken to the core. The life she lived in New York no longer makes sense. Faced with so many questions she runs to the only person who has ever listened to her. Will Cadence be able to overcome the path she’s been given or will she take the easy way out?
Pinkeens to Diddies
Series: An Irish Lad. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,990. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In this gently humorous story, young, sensitive Brendan Harris learns much about life, family and the need to fit in while growing in 1940s semi-rural Southern Ireland. Life brings the typical surprises for young boys turning into young men, as Brendan grows up fishing for ‘pinkeens’ and later learns his fair share about the opposite sex, and the delights and disappointments of coming of age.

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